Don't Give it to Them.
Why would I come out so strongly against IBM as well as G.E. to get government money for a smart grid power distribution system?
It's really simple. IBM offshore outsources and displaces U.S. workers. Also, they seem to be going down hill on efficient and effective project deployment.
Think IBM will create jobs if you give them state tax incentives? Think again. Over and over again IBM takes tax incentives to create local jobs and then never actually does it.
It was just over six months ago, on July 15, 2008, that New York State governor David Paterson announced that IBM would be the recipient of some $140 million in tax incentives. In return, the company pledged to create 1,000 additional jobs without the state and retain at least 1,400 jobs at the East Fishkill facility in Dutchess County.
The same is true with General Electric. Nope, if we want the industries to create the jobs of tomorrow, we must give Federal contracts to corporations that use and train the U.S. workers of today.